Tuesday, May 31, 2011

jBPM 5.1 is coming, give us your feedback on the candidate release !

We're working hard to release jBPM 5.1 this week! We released a release candidate (jBPM 5.1.0.CR1) last week:
So if you're interested in picking up jBPM 5.1 as soon as possible, definitely give this release candidate a try, and let us know if there are any problems left, or if you see small enhancements we could still squeeze in that would make your life easier.

This week, I'll also be working on improving the documentation. The documentation itself is constantly growing, so I will try to restructure it a little as well, so it will be easier to find the information you might be interested in. Main ideas are to:
  • Include an overview chapter that will introduce the different components and how they work together (as people are sometimes overwhelmed by all the information on all the different components)
  • Add links between chapters, so you can more easily find more information, or what to read next once you've finished your current chapter.
  • Structure the documentation better, for example by component or by level of complexity.
We always welcome any feedback in this area as well, so if you have any feedback or recommendations for us, definitely let us know.

Monday, May 9, 2011

JBossWorld was awesome!

It's been a lot of hard work and fun at JBossWorld last week. Not only did I have to give 4 presentations about jBPM5, I've spent a lot of time talking to existing and potential new users about their experiences and what they like to see in the future as well.

If anyone is looking for the presentations, I added them to my slideshare account (where you can also download them). The first two on JUDCon were more developer-focussed:

jBPM5 in Action: a Quickstart for Developers
Flexible Business Processes using jBPM5

The two presentations on JBossWorld gave an overview of jBPM5 basics and how you can use it to model a lot more advanced, flexible business processes as well, in combination with business rules and events:

jBPM5: Bringing more Power to your Business Processes
Event-driven BPM, the JBoss Way

And there were a lot of other very interesting presentations and demos as well. If you haven't seen the JBossWorld keynote demo just yet, I suggest you take a look at that !

Next week we still have the two bootcamps in New York and Washington, after that I'll be heading back home. As a result of all this traveling, we haven't been able to do the jBPM 5.1 release yet unfortunately. But this will be taken care of the week we return.